Hyundai Starex Reviews from Philippines

2009 Hyundai Starex Gold turbo diesel

Model year2009
Year of manufacture2009
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission turbo diesel Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired50 kilometres
Most recent distance55000 kilometres
Previous carGMC Yukon


Car's acceptable, Hyundai Phil's warranty policy is totally unreasonable and not owner friendly


Transmission control module went bad at approximately 45,000 km (just over 1 year of ownership).

General Comments:

Supposedly within warranty, Hyundai denied my claim due to missed oil changes. Reason for denial as follows:

"Non-compliance to Hyundai's PMS schedule. Damages incurred due irregular PMS or non-compliance to the recommended vehicle preventive maintenance schedule are not covered."

Problem is nobody at the dealership can tell me directly that missed oil changes directly caused the transmission control module failure, thereby their reason for denying my claim is without merit.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th December, 2010

2007 Hyundai Starex 2.5

Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.5 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance42000 kilometres


Comfortable and reliable


Nothing so far. The van is reliable, and most of all it is comfortable.

General Comments:

The Hyundai Starex is the most comfortable and reliable of all vans sold in the market. It is no wonder why that this Starex is so popular and seen everywhere in this country.

Definitely great for the family on long trips, or just for the city.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th November, 2009

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 2 reviews